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Editorial Board

Nikos D. Lagaros

Structural Optimization, Computational Mechanics, Earthquake Engineering, Soft Computing Associate Professor, Institute of Structural Analysis and Antiseismic Research, Department of Structural Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

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Education

Degree:                       Ph.D., National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2000
Major:                         Structural Engineering
Doctoral Dissertation:    Structural design optimization based on evolutionary algorithms and neural networks

Degree:                      Dipl. Eng., Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 1994
Major:                        Structural Engineering
Diploma Thesis:            Application of neural networks in the analysis and designs of structures

Employment History
National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Associate Professor, 2017-present
ACE HELLAS, technical software company, Athens, Greece, Consultant, 1999-present
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA, Visiting Professor, January-March 2014
McGill University, Montreal, Canada, Visiting Professor, October-December 2013
National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Assistant Professor, 2012-2017
National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Lecturer, 2007-2012
School of Corps of Engineers of the Hellenic Army (SCEHA), Lecturer, 2007-2013
University at Thessaly, Volos, Greece, Assistant Professor, 2000-2007
Hellenic Ministry for Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works, Consultant, 1999-2001

National Technical University of Athens, (2007-present)
Dr. Lagaros is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Structural Analysis and Antiseismic Research in the School of Civil Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens. He teaches Structural Analysis I, Structural Analysis II, Structural Analysis V-Plastic Analysis of Framed Structures, Introduction in Systems Optimization and Computer Applications in Civil Engineering. Dr. Lagaros is an active member of the structural-engineering research community, focusing on (a) nonlinear dynamic analysis of concrete and steel structures under seismic loading, (b) performance-based earthquake engineering, (c) structural design optimization of real-world structures, (d) seismic risk and reliability analysis, (e) neural network in structural engineering, (f) fragility evaluation of reinforced concrete and steel structures, (g) inverse problems in structural dynamics, (h) parallel and distributed computing – Grid computing technologies, (i) evolutionary computations and (j) geotechnical earthquake engineering.

Consultant, (1999-present)               
Dr. Lagaros has provided consulting, peer-review and expert-witness services to private companies and federal government agencies in Greece. A focus of his consulting work is the assessment of buildings after earthquake events and the development of technical software for structural analysis and design.

School of Corps of Engineers of the Hellenic Army (SCEHA), (2007-2013)
Dr. Lagaros was a Lecturer at the School of Corps of Engineers of the Hellenic Army. He has joined the School in September 2007 and has taught Structural Analysis I, Structural Dynamics, Plastic Analysis of Framed Structures and Theory of Plates.

University at Thessaly, (2000-2007)
Dr. Lagaros was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering in the University of Thessaly. He has joined the Department in October 2000. He has taught the junior-level classes on Strength of Material III, the senior-level classes on Structural Dynamics I and the graduate class on Structural Dynamics II.

Research Interests

Structural Optimization
Topology Optimization
Shape Optimization
Sizing Optimization
Reliability-based Design Optimization
Robust Design Optimization

Computational Mechanics
Software Engineering
Material Design
Mesh Generation
Stochastic FE Analysis

Earthquake Engineering
Fragility Analysis
Performance-based Design

Soft Computing
Neural Networks
Radial Basis Networks
Support Vector Machines
Metaheuristic Search Algorithms
Fuzzy Logic